May 22 2015 Latest news:

Lifestyle

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Keeping sight of the ‘Cockney Sparrow’ in London

Sparrows have a rich history in this city, so let’s hope they stick around, says Bob Gilbert.

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Anu Paalova at Jivita Ayurveda

Alternative therapies: ‘I discovered the healing power of ayurveda’

While practicing yoga around six years ago, Anu Paavola decided she wanted to understand more about her body.

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Volunteer gardeners working at Cecil Sharp House: Susannah Hall, Hugh Livingstone, Kayode Olafimihan & Sean Tansey. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Gardening: Got a garden that needs a makeover? You need to Permablitz it

If I had any mental picture of the entrance way to Cecil Sharp House, Regent’s Park Road, NW1, it was of something rather dry and gloomy, of being flanked by dark trees as one made a hesitant progress towards the non-obvious front door. It certainly was not of a vibrant flower bed.

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Education

Headteacher Dawn Moore with sixth-form pupils Jordan Schwarzenberger, Noah Schneiderman, Talia Rack,   Lola Abineri, Bea Efimov and Alex Sternberg. Picture: Dieter Perry

Golders Green headteacher: ‘Every school needs a counsellor to stop youth mental health crisis’

A headteacher who is stepping down to work in youth mental health has said that every school should employ a counsellor to mitigate the unprecedented levels of pressure on young people today.

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High Speed 2

Labour's Sir Keir Starmer gives his victory speech. Picture: Polly Hancock

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer vows to work ‘tirelessly’ after Holborn and St Pancras election win

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to “work tirelessly” for his constituents after being voted the next MP for Holborn and St Pancras.

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Obituaries

Donald Sinden

Memorial to celebrate life of Hampstead Garden Suburb’s Sir Donald Sinden

The life of an acclaimed actor who lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb for more than half a century will be celebrated at a memorial event.

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Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Win brunch for two at Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

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